SCORE BETTER SLEEP

(Women's Health) Your weight, mood, memory, longevity, you would be hard-pressed to find a single aspect of your health that does not depend on getting enough shut-eye. Do not let these seven sneaky sleep disruptors keep you up at night:

Your peppermint face scrub
"Right before bed is the one time you want to tamp down all five sense," says Travis Stork, M.D. "Avoid anything stimulating even if it is just a scent."

The nightcap
"Alcohol is one of the worst things, for a good quality sleep," ways Jennifer Ashton, M.D. Try tart cherry juice instead it contains melatonin, a sleep hormone.

A too-early bedtime
If eight hours is good, 12 is not better, says Stork. Too much sleep invites its own problems.

Decaf coffee
Surprise Decaf does not always mean caffeine-free, says Ashton. Some products contain up to 10 milligrams of caffeine enough to keep you up.

Tight bottoms
"Restrictive panties can keep you uncomfortable and awake," says Stork. "Just be comfortable."

Utter silence
Women are hardwired to be way more sensitive to noises at night, says Ashton. So a small sound in total quiet can jolt you awake. Level things out with a white-noise machine.

P.M. sweat sessions
High impact exercise less than three hours before bed could leave you with an energy rush, says Stork. if you must work out at night, take a bath before bed to lower your body temp.

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